The Story Behind This Page


My name is Dave Martin from

Rossall Mobile Phone Shop in Cleveleys.

At the end of January 2019 I was unfortunate enough to suffer a heart attack which resulted in me needing to have a triple heart bypass.

Appreciating the fantastic treatment that I received makes me want to give something back and that is why I decided that participating in the British Bangers Self Funded Rally would be an excellent opportunity to do so.

The British Bangers Self Funded rally is basically a European driving trip through Europe to Benidorm in Spain in any old vehicle.

We will leave Cleveleys early on the 10th May 2020 to meet at Star City in Birmingham at 9.00am. From there we will drive to Benidorm, stopping off at Dover, Nurburgring, Simplon Pass, Toulon and Andorra before our last leg of the trip into Benidorm.

Initially we planned to scrap our vehicle in Spain and fly home but after a good deal of thought we have decided that we will drive the car back and will be displaying it in Cleveleys on 14th June close to the BHF shop.

Obviously this is too much for one person so I have put together a team to share the task. Our designated team number is "4" and our chosen team name is "Un-reHEARSEd"


Our choice of vehicle is a 1999 Ford Cardinal Hearse.

We also have a theme which is The Grand National.

Fancy dress will be involved and this will be very much in a horse racing style

It would be quite silly to attempt such a feat without making an effort to raise some funds for a good cause and our chosen charity is the British Heart Foundation.

Although my treatment was carried out at Blackpool Victoria Hospital by absolutely excellent staff I appreciate that it is the work and the research  that BHF does that helped to make procedures like mine both possible and as successful as they are.

Our vehicle choice may seem a little odd but the work of BHF will quite likely help prevent yourself from needing an early ride in one of these vehicles just as it did me.

Please note that with this being a "Self Funded" event it means that all the costs are paid by ourselves and that 100% of any donations will go to BHF.

Please be generous and support us in our support for BHF.

We have sponsor sheets in our store

and also a Just Giving page at :-

We also have a Facebook page at :-

Please feel free to like our page and share our adventure with your friends and family

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